The first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe— comprising the Infinity Saga — consisted of a number of standalone installments, a number of heroes with distinctive origin tales and historic legacies, and big-budget, cinematically scintillating, highly-anticipated mash-ups.
Fans cherished watching Robert Downey Jr. painting Iron Man in his three-film standalone franchise. Witnessing Thor’s transformation to humor and levity– transitioning out of his Shakespearean disposition between The Dark World and Ragnarok — was impressed. And, in fact, Cap’s journey from the bodily feeble, but mentally resilient man to a brilliant soldier was heartwarming. However, ultimately, nothing beat The Avengers.
Nothing beat the OG 6 — Hulk, Hawkeye, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and Black Widow — coming collectively to battle threats too grand for a single hero. And every part had its very personal Avengers movie — every part had a singular mash-up, and every time, increasingly more heroes joined the soiree. In this manner, phases 4 via six could not mirror the MCU’s earlier three phases, because the slate for part Four is already departing from this tried-and-true components.
Phases 4-6 could characteristic a number of smaller mash-ups, versus ‘The Avengers’
Phase 1: The Avengers. Phase 2: Avengers: Age of Ultron. Phase 3: Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. All three earlier phrases make the most of an Avengers mash-up to conclude interweaving arcs from the earlier standalone installments, and to introduce following narrative transitions, through which the heroes who got here collectively will diverge as soon as extra.
In quick — the Avengers mash-ups function bridges — between the previous and the long run plotlines. Moving ahead, singular mash-ups could not serve this objective within the MCU. As against an innumerable quantity of heroes coming collectively — as seen in Endgame and Infinity War — heroes could workforce up in small batches to fight threats. And, primarily based on not too long ago revealed data, predicting these small batches could already be attainable.
What will the smaller groups be following ‘Avengers: Endgame?’
Based on data already out there regarding Captain Marvel, and Kevin Feige’s declaration that she shall be on the middle of the MCU, it’s doubtless that the all-female A-Force shall be one superhero workforce to comply with swimsuit, that includes Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk (quickly to obtain a Disney+ sequence), Valkyrie, and extra.
If Sony and Marvel proceed to search out peaceable methods to barter motion pictures with Spider-Man, the web-slinger could come to steer the New Avengers, consisting of Kate Bishop (to be launched in Hawkeye), Ms. Marvel (receiving a Disney+ present), Iron Lad (prone to be Harley from Iron Man 3), and extra.
And lastly, stories from Mikey Sutton argue that Doctor Strange shall be assembling The Illuminati in The Multiverse of Madness, and that the 2 individuals to affix first shall be Professor X and Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four.
These three superhero groups could substitute the Avengers mash-ups, serving because the team-ups of Phase 5 and Phase 6, contemplating the complete Phase Four slate is out and never a single Avengers-type movie is on the horizon.